Apply to review AFRI grant proposals
While the National Institute for Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grants program is getting a lot of attention these days, it is more than just another grant opportunity. It represents a significant and strategic shift in the funding philosophy and goals that reflect the formation and purpose behind the formation of NIFA. One of those goals is to better integrate research and extension in order to solve difficult problems.
ANR academics who are NOT planning to apply for the 2010 AFRI grants are encouraged to consider becoming peer reviewers for the federal funding program.
By participating on a review panel, not only do you get a chance to see and compare proposals, you also have the opportunity to influence the quality and effectiveness of the extension delivery elements of these and future grant programs.
To be considered as a potential reviewer, send an e-mail message with your contact information and area(s) of scientific or technical expertise (limit to 4 or 5 keywords) to email@example.com and to appropriate AFRI program area leaders.
Candidates should also send a C.V. containing their qualifications and experience to the AFRI program area leaders, whose contact information is listed at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/afri/afri_program_deadline_dates.html.
For more information about the AFRI peer-review process, see http://www.nifa.usda.gov/business/pdfs/afri_reviewer_guidelines_fy2009.pdf.
These announcements are also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.